Andrew's Toybox is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to providing special care packages filled with toys, crafts & books to children with life-threatening or chronic illness. Its mission is simply to provide smiles to the faces of sick children.
Luanne has been involved with Andrew's Toybox since 2007, heading up the West Coast Chapter. She also produced a compilation CD for the charity that centers around a song she wrote with her husband and Mary Fimbel, "Andrew The Lamb." The tune pays tribute to Mary's grandson, Andrew Fimbel, who died at 5 1/2 months of age from Spinal Muscular Atrophy. SMA is the No. 1 genetic killer of children under two.
The "Andrew, The Lamb" CD also features nine other original songs meant to offer hope and healing to those who have lost a loved one. To purchase a copy, click here. All proceeds will be donated to Andrew's Toybox.
To donate a toy or give a financial gift, go to www.andrewstoybox.com.
Rocky Mountain Foundation for the Performing Arts
Luanne serves as events and marketing director for the The Rocky Mountain Foundation for the Performing Arts (RMFPA), which was founded as a 501(c)3 charity in December, 2015 by businessman/entrepreneur Willie Hoevers. Hoevers, who lives in Dillon, CO, aims to inspire people to carry on Denver’s music, as well as his efforts to innovate ways to protect the environment and its precious wildlife and natural resources.
He plans to raise money for RMFPA by offering charities and other nonprofits an opportunity to produce concerts that will feature one of the many John Denver tribute bands or solo artists around the world. The organization's vision involves having participating organizations invite local students to perform with the headliner, which will in turn give young people the opportunity to learn Denver’s music and hopefully grow to love it.